I Was Once a Beauty Queen
Available on Prime Video, BBC Select
Beauty contests were a staple of British TV in the 1970s and ’80s, attracting audiences of millions. These were women feted as the most beautiful in the country. Winning these pageants could mean money, fame or a date with royalty, rock stars or soccer players. But what happened once it was all over? This delightfully quirky film discovers the truth once the tiara and sash have been removed.